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Republicans and Bladerunner – Part II

Dystopias are entertaining.  Bladerunner was an entertaining movie.  For some reason it’s fun to look into the future and see disaster.  But just because we like to watch our world trashed in a movie, doesn’t mean we want to live … Continue reading

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Et tu, Bob

Sure, Mariah Carey did it for Gaddafi, and Elton John did it for Rush Limbaugh, but China, Bob?  You had to perform for China, and not even Chinese students; you entertained a bunch of party hacks.  And the communists wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Republicans and Bladerunner

For the fiction writer who suffers from periodic urges to deliver political sermons, the dystopian novel offers the possibility of combining your creative and your evangelical natures.   George Orwell did it, illuminating the essence of Stalinism in 1984. Ridley … Continue reading

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Republicans to homeowners – drop dead

In their zeal to destroy unions in America, Republicans haven’t dropped their other plans.  They have something for everyone, union member or not.  Dana Milbank of the Washington Post writes about Congressional Republican moves to eliminate government oversight of those … Continue reading

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Keeping your blood pressure up

Need to sharpen your outrage over the rape of this country by Wall Street or turn up your sense of disgust with the supine Democrats? Rolling Stone journalist and author of the wonderful history of the financial melt-down, Griftopia, has … Continue reading

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Call out the Guard. Where are the Pinkertons when we need them?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s threat to use the National Guard against state workers has a great deal of symbolic meaning beyond simple-minded demagoguery.  The last time the Guard was used against striking public employees was in 1968 during the Memphis … Continue reading

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